Exercise For The Prevention And Rehabilitation Of Osteoporosis

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 35 Conc £18 Full £0

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 11:40 - 12:40 11 MAC 02/05/2019 18/07/2019 AW3450
Thursday 12:45 - 13:45 11 MAC 02/05/2019 18/07/2019 AW3451

What will the course cover?

A low to moderate, slow controlled light and enjoyable weight bearing class. Using your own body weight, hand weights and body bars. Exercising all major and miner muscle groups also improving bone strength.

Who is the course for?

For people with mixed ability, who want to strengthen and tone muscles and increase endurance levels. This course is also safe for people with osteopenia.. Or as a follow on for previous osteoporosis bone strengthening exercisers.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

You should be able to do standing, sitting or mat based exercise. Able to hold and grip hand and body bar weights. You should be able to exercise standing on your feet. And be able to work against resistance ie body weight and free weights.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You will be able to use weights safely and effectively, to build a progressive program of strengthening exercises You will also learn how strength training will help improve your endurance levels, muscle and bone strength, which you will be able incorporate into your daily life at home with an easy to follow routine of exercises that's enjoyable and fun.

How is the course organised?

11 sessions once a week for one hour.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

None but practice at home would be useful

How will my progress be assessed?

Every week by the tutor thorugh observation in class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Same course next term to consolidate what you have learnt.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No further costs over and above the normal Agewell enrolment fees. Please wear loose clothing and supportive shoes, preferably trainers, and bring water with you.

What support is available?

For speakers of other languages, ask at reception for ways to support you in this class.